China’s CCTV surveillance network took just 7 minutes to capture BBC reporter


It took Chinese authorities just seven minutes to locate and apprehend BBC reporter John Sudworth using its powerful network of CCTV camera and facial recognition technology

This wasn’t a case of a member of the media being forcibly removed from the country.

Flag of the People's Republic of China (Photo: Sam Bloomberg-Rissman/Getty Images)

Flag of the People’s Republic of China (Photo: Sam Bloomberg-Rissman/Getty Images)

The chase was a stunt set up to illustrate just how powerful and effective the Chinese government’s surveillance system can be.

It’s a stark example of the type of monitoring that China has invested heavily in over recent years with the aim of helping police do their…

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